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Thank You, Bike Class Teachers: Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center Honors Providers – 2013

For the most current and comprehensive information about the Youth Center’s bicycling education program, click here.

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For the 2014 Youth Center Appreciation Day, including a list of 30 providers, click here.

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On April 24, 2013, volunteer instructors of the Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center Bicycle Repair and Safety Class were among those honored at the youth treatment center’s 10th Annual Appreciation Day.

The Youth Center recognized that “Each year community members and collaboratives enter our facility to offer support, motivation, and guidance to our youth. We appreciate all that you do. ‘It takes a village to raise a child.'”

In addition to the instructors from the Bicycling Monterey-organized bike repair and safety class, individuals from another thirty-three provider organizations were recognized. See full list below. [And for the April 2014 list, click here.]

Certificates of appreciation presented to each provider came from California Senator Anthony Cannella, California Assembly Member Luis A. Alejo, Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chair Fernando Armenta, and Monterey County Probation Department Youth Center Director Richard Gray, Probation Services Manager Joe Grammatico, and DPO III Marlo Mendoza.

Officials attending included Supervisor Fernando Armenta; Salinas Chief of Police Kelly McMillin; Millie Perea, Field Representative for Senator Cannella; Erica Parker, Field Rep for Assembly Member Mark Stone; and others.

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Click name below image to learn about the instructor.)


 Korey Ericson


 Frank Henderson


Luciano Rodriguez


Mari Lynch

If you might like to volunteer as a bike class instructor or coordinator’s assistant in this second year, please click here. To learn more details about the class, click here.

The April 24 event included talks by two resident youth, as well as introductory remarks by Youth Center Director Richard Gray, music by Mark Banks, a talk by former resident Tim Brown III, keynote speech by Deputy Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Hulsey, and appreciations by Probation Manager Joe Grammatico and Officer Marlo Mendoza.

Following a video presentation with scenes from bike class and other Youth Center activities, lunch was served.

The April 24 event was organized by the Appreciation Day Committee, made up of Novie Ayson-Blea, Sandra Degnan, Stacy Gomes, Richard Gray, Anna Jimenez, and Marlo Mendoza.

Community members and collaboratives honored April 24, 2013
for their contributions to the Monterey County Youth Center
Arts Council of Monterey County
Bicycling Monterey
Bunny Crown Packing
California Youth Outreach
Calvary Chapel
Catholic Charities
California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG)
Culinary Arts Program
Cypress Community Church
First Tee
Hartnell College
Healey Mortuary
Honey’s Children
Monterey County Behavioral Health
Monterey County Health Department
Monterey County Office of Education
One Stop Career Center
Planned Parenthood
Rancho Cielo
Real Choices
Sacred Heart
Salvation Army
SPCA of Monterey County
Sunrise House
Silver Star Resource Center
Turning Point
United Evangelical Church
Victim Impact
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
Women’s Crisis Center
Youth Center Advocates Committee
Young Fathers

Bicycling Monterey joins the Youth Center in appreciating all of the above, along with the youth, who inspire this support.

This post was published on 25 April 2013. One or more changes last made to this post on 5 May 2023.

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